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Original Article

Comparison of Coombs Gel Test with ELISA and Standard Tube Agglutination Tests Used in Serological Diagnosis of Brucellosis

Çiğdem Akalan Kuyumcu and others

Brucellosis is a zoonotic infectious disease caused by Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Brucella, which is transmitted from animals to humans by direct and indirect pathways. Brucellosis can be confused with various infectious and non-infectious diseases because of its nonspecific clinical signs and symptoms such as fever, sweating, Read More

First Presentation of the Complete Infection Cycle of Visceralizing Leishmania infantum/ donovani Hybrid Strain in Turkey: The Host, Reservoir and Vector

Ahmet Özbilgin and others

Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a widespread infectious disease of the reticuloendothelial system which is mostly caused by Leishmania infantum (L. infantum) and L. donovani in the Old World. The disease is endemic in many parts of the world, and estimated cases of VL have reached 300,000 globally with a high rate of HIV co-infection, and over Read More

Case Report

Adverse Cardiac Events Related to Hydroxychloroquine Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19

Rehile Zengin and others

Hydroxychloroquine is commonly used for the treatment of rheumatic diseases because of its antinflammatory effects. It is a 4-amino-quinoline that is widely used for the treatment purposes. The Scientific Advisory Board of Ministry of Health of Turkey for COVID-19 recommends HCQ for treatment and also for prophylactic use of COVID-19. Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) suggested the HCQ but also warned Read More

Typical Evolution of a Cutaneous Anthrax Lesion

Cansu Çimen

Anthrax is a zoonotic infection mainly affecting herbivores and caused by Bacillus anthracis. Humans can contract the disease after direct or indirect exposure to animals or animal products. Human-to -human transmission has never been reported. Worldwide, most of the cases are among persons who come in contact with animals in agricultural regions of south and central Read More

Review Article

Policy Analysis of Suppression and Mitigation Strategies in the Management of an Outbreak Through the Example of COVID-19 Pandemic

İlker Kayı and Sibel Sakarya

In the statement he gave to the television program Nieuwsuuer on March 16, Sunday evening, the Head of Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) Jaap van Dissel maintained that ‘an approach of total lockdown would lead the COVID-19 to bounce back’ and thereby they would employ the ‘maximum control’ strategy. Read More

Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 Disaster

Gamze Özçürümez Bilgili

Disasters are large-scale events that are often unexpected and cause death, trauma, and destruction of property. Although there is no consistent definition of disasters in the literature, researchers generally agree that disasters share three key characteristics of large-scale traumatic events. First, disasters threaten to harm or death to a large group of people, Read More

Commentary

Clinical Management of COVID-19: Conceptual Framework

Jordi Rello and Ricardo Serrano

In the treatment of COVID-19, attention is focused on expensive, high technology equipment such as sophisticated ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which requires highly trained health care workers and aggressive pharmacological measures with weak evidence of efficacy. Read More

Being a COVID-19 Patient as an Infectious Diseases Physician

Mahir Kapmaz

This paper is dedicated to the memory of legendary clinician, Professor Cemil Taşçıoğlu who succumbed to COVID-19. I am an Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology physician. We were at the frontline of the battle of COVID-19 soon after the first case in Turkey, that was officially declared on 11 March 2020. Rick Penciner was a […] Read More

Visual Case Presentation

Acute Loss-of-consciousness in Patient with Relapsing Candidemia and Bacteremia

Adnan Vural and others

Varicella-zoster virus A 43-year-old female patient underwent several abdominal surgeries including a liver hydatid cyst operation (34 years ago); Roux-N-Y anastomosis plus hepaticojejunostomy plus cholecystectomy (27 years ago); and  left salpyngectomy plus lower intestinal resection and end-to-end anastomosis (16 months ago). Read More